Aosta

1836
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851)


Catalogue Raisonné

Wilton 1439

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.1 x 27.7 cm (9 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

42.306

Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

The white houses and towers of the city in the middle distance are lit by a shaft of light; the blue-green, blue, and cool gray of the mountains in the background and the broken gray of the sky contrast with the warm browns and yellow-greens of the foreground and a touch of red in one of the figures.

Signed

not signed

Provenance

John Edward Taylor (b. 1830 - d. 1905), London; July 5, 1912, posthumous Taylor sale, Christie, Manson, and Woods, London, lot 63, sold for £1470 to Agnew, London. Horace Gibbs. 1942, Mrs. Leonard K. Elmhirst (Dorothy Payne Whitney, b. 1887 - d. 1968), New York; May 28-29, 1942, Mrs. Elmhirst and others sale, Kende Galleries, New York, lot 188 [see note], to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1942)

NOTE: Incorrectly described in the auction catalogue as Lausanne.

Credit Line

Ernest W. Longfellow Fund